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Review - A Short Introduction to Attachment and Attachment Disorder

Review

This is a very helpful book which can be read in a short period of time. You can also pick it up again and again for reference when putting strategies in place.

The book is set out in four chapters, with each being broken down into subjects. The book has a case study throughout, and at the end of each chapter the child’s story continues and more is revealed as to how the story is relevant to the book’s content and to that particular chapter.

Review - Everyday Parenting with Security and Love

Review

The book is about the use of the proven model of therapeutic parenting known as PACE (Playfulness, Acceptance, Curiosity, Empathy), which is effective with children who have attachment issues.

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Fostering Excellence Masterclasses

Year 1 (2016 - 2017) masterclasses focused on the theme of building resilience and understanding attachment.

Developed for foster carers, social workers, and designated teachers, the masterclasses delivered further learning on attachment theory, explaining how and why insecure attachments can impact learning, and how teachers and schools can support vulnerable learners and build resilience by being attachment aware.

The presentations delivered on the day can be found at the below links:

Supporting literacy for primary children

Literacy without lessons - top tips

  • Play lots of ball games to develop hand-eye coordination
  • Get your child to draw, colour and paint, make sure there are always pens an paper to hand so using these tools is not always a chore

Attachment

What is attachment?

Attachment is quite simply a bond from someone who needs care to their caregiver. If the person needing care is scared, distressed or in danger, they will look to the caregiver for help.

In babies, attachment occurs regardless of whether or not the caregiver is any good at meeting their needs, so long as they can identify someone to latch on to.

Attachment may occur at any age, but in later years simply putting someone who needs care in the company of someone who wants to be a caregiver does not automatically result in attachment.

Caring for Looked After Children

These courses will introduce newer carers to some key issues in fostering and provide them with the knowledge and skills to meet the challenges with confidence. Experienced foster carers will be encouraged to deepen their understanding and further develop their abilities. Social workers who attend will continue their professional development by reflecting on these issues in depth and exploring ways to support foster carers.

Event type: 
In-house training

Click on the course title to see a sample of the aims and objectives. Courses can be bought individually, or as a package.

Attachment, trauma & child development

Introduction to Attachment

Aim

To provide participants with an introduction to Attachment Theory and its practical implications, and to consider how this may impact on children in their care.

Objectives

By the end of the course participants will:

Region: 
Wales

These courses will introduce newer carers to some key issues in fostering and provide them with the knowledge and skills to meet the challenges with confidence. Experienced foster carers will be encouraged to deepen their understanding and further develop their abilities. Social workers who attend will continue their professional development by reflecting on these issues in depth and exploring ways to support foster carers.

Event type: 
In-house training

Click on the course title to see a sample of the aims and objectives. Courses can be bought individually, or as a package.

Attachment, trauma & child development

Introduction to Attachment

Aim

To provide participants with an introduction to Attachment Theory and its practical implications, and to consider how this may impact on children in their care.

Objectives

By the end of the course participants will:

Region: 
Wales

My life in fostering - Richard Field

Richard Field, 37, is a single male gay foster carer who lives in London. Previous to starting fostering, he worked in education 13 years and uses this knowledge to help him better support the children in his care. He has blogged about his fostering experiences for Foster Care Fortnight 2013.

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